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Title Print: New York and Brooklyn: with Jersey City and Hoboken water front. Chromolithograph, Currier & Ives, 1877.
Object Name Print
Catalog Number 2012.002.0012
Collection Hoboken Map & Guide Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Print: New York and Brooklyn: with Jersey City and Hoboken water front. Chromolithograph published by Currier & Ives, copyright 1877.

Digital copy only; included in this catalog for local reference and use. Original print is in the collections of The Library of Congress and downloaded as tiff. ( -- Library of Congress has downloadable files in several sizes including in its original condition and an enhanced version.) See notes for Library of Congress citation.

The artists' (Charles R. Parsons and Lyman Atwater) bird's-eye view is looking northeast - east and focuses on New York (Manhattan) with Hoboken and Jersey City at the bottom. It is not a map, and while some license is always taken in the creation of such views especially with scale, it does establish some elements in a useful way.

Text in the bottom border indicates many points of interest. For Hoboken, all points are along the waterfront (left to right):
Castle Point;
Stevens Mansion [Stevens Castle];
Stevens University [Stevens Institute of Technology];
Nth [North] German Lloyd Line;
Hamburgh [Hamburg-America or American Line];
Bremen Line;
D.L. & W. R.R. Depot [Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad terminal]

Hoboken docks and piers with many sailing vessels (plus some steamships are seen on the North or Hudson River) are seen along with steam-powered ferryboats and coastal steamers.

The recent Brooklyn Bridge is seen which was a wonder of its age.
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Title: New York and Brooklyn: with Jersey City and Hoboken water front
Creator(s): Currier & Ives.,
Date Created/Published: New York : Published by Currier & Ives, c1877.
Medium: 1 print : chromolithograph.
Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-pga-00840 (digital file from original print) LC-USZC2-3450 (color film copy slide)
Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

Call Number: PGA - Currier & Ives--New York and Brooklyn:... (D size) [P&P]
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Notes: Artist: Charles R. Parsons and Lyman Atwater.
Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 4820

Format: Chromolithographs--Color--1870-1880.

Collections: Popular Graphic Arts

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Date 1877
Year Range from 1877
Year Range to 1877
Search Terms Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
Lackawanna Terminal
Stevens Castle
Stevens Institute of Technology
Castle Point
Bremen Line
North German Lloyd Line
Hamburg-America Line
Hamburg-American Line
Caption Museum cropped and enhanced
Imagefile 142\20120020012.TIF
Classification Art